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Introduction to Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
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When: September 20, 2014
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Where: UTEP Campbell Bld.
1101 N. Campbell St
El Paso, TX  79902
United States
Presenter: Kathleen A. Roth, PT, DPT
Contact: Patti Carrillo

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General Information:

Sign in and continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 am Lunch will be on your own. Please note that we will provide a variety of food items, but we cannot promise all food sensitive options. Please feel free to bring along snacks and a lunch if you wish, in order to best care for your needs

Course Description:

This introductory level course is designed to provide an introduction to and overview of pelvic floor dysfunction. Pelvic floor dysfunction includes a wide range of medical conditions seen regularly in the physical therapy setting. These conditions can include, but are not limited to, pelvic pain syndromes, sacroiliac joint disorders, low back pain, coccygeal pain, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and various forms of sexual dysfunction. Physical therapists are trained in managing musculoskeletal conditions and would benefit from more knowledge and skills in the evaluation assessment of pelvic floor dysfunctions and the development and implementation of recognized and evidence-based treatments for these conditions. Treatments may include strengthening exercises, down-training exercises, relaxation exercises, soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, bladder training, electrical stimulation modalities, and the use of specialized products.


At the conclusion of this program, the learner will be able to…
• Identify the different types of urinary incontinence.
• Understand the risk factors pregnancy-related, post-prostatectomy related, age-related urinary incontinence.
• Understand the pathogenesis of urinary incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunctions.
• Identify pelvic floor dysfunctions that may be related to or influenced by other musculoskeletal conditions and how this dysfunction may relate to orthopedic disorders.
• Identify the pelvic floor muscles.
• Describe an appropriate pelvic floor muscle training program for urinary incontinence in ante-partum and postpartum females, post-prostatectomy males, and other pelvic floor dysfunction-related conditions.
• Understand the evidence-based prognosis of urinary incontinence, with and without pelvic floor muscle training.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Kathleen Roth, an owner of Tier 1 Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, has been practicing physical therapy for over 28 years in El Paso. Kathleen graduated in 1984 from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University. Kathleen has been in private practice for 21 years, with specialty areas to include orthopedics, women's health, urinary incontinence, and temporomandibular joint disorders. She served as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Texas at El Paso Physical Therapy Program for over 10 years. Kathleen has continued to serve as a Continuing Education Reviewer with the Texas Physical Therapy Association for the past 12 years. She has been a key note speaker on women's health issues and temporomandibular joint disorders at many local and state conferences. Kathleen is active in the community and believes strongly in volunteerism. She is a member of the Junior League of El Paso. She has taught Sunday school for over seven years and continues to serve on the Women's Guild of her church. Kathleen has volunteered with the American Heart Association and American Cancer Association. Kathleen is an active member of the following organizations: American Physical Therapy Association, Texas Physical Therapy Association, and the Greater El Paso Physical Therapy Association. 

Registration Fees:

PT and PTA Member: $80.00
PT and PTA Non-Member: $150.00
Students: $25.00


Approved for 6.0 CCUs through TPTA's Accredit Provider Status.

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